Around 100,000 women have filed transvaginal mesh (TVM) lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, Bard, Boston Scientific and others as a result of severe and debilitating injuries they’ve suffered after being implanted with TVM. In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new warning about vaginal mesh, now classifying the device as “high risk.” Transvaginal mesh is implanted in the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence. The device causes chronic pain, infection, vaginal scarring and pain during intercourse. A number of California women injured by vaginal mesh say it should be banned.
Vaginal Mesh Causes Chronic Pain, Sometimes Requiring Surgery to Remove the Defective Medical Device
The initial surgical procedure is minimally invasive and requires little hospital time. But many women begin experiencing difficulty with vaginal mesh just months after having it implanted. Some experience frequent and repeated urinary tract infections. They describe it as having a window screen inside the body, cutting you from the inside.
Many women in California reportedly are wondering why the device has not been removed from the market entirely. The FDA has received more than 3,000 complaints that transvaginal mesh causes more pain than the conditions it is used to treat, decreasing women’s quality of life.
To help women who have been injured by vaginal mesh, St. Louis surgeon Dr. Dionysios Veronikis performs mesh removal surgeries — more than 1,000 since 1994. Dr. Veronikis encourages women to search for an experienced surgeon to do the procedure, which can be difficult because the defective mesh imbeds itself into the vaginal wall.
Contact Waters Kraus & Paul to Learn More About Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
We understand that injuries caused by pelvic mesh are personal and they’re sensitive. That’s why we’ve assembled a legal team, most of whom are women, to provide our TVM clients with compassionate and aggressive representation throughout the entire course of litigation. To learn more about Waters Kraus & Paul, or to have one of our attorneys review your potential transvaginal mesh case, contact us by email or call our medical device lawyers, like Leslie MacLean in our Texas office, at 800.226.9880.